One question/ comment I get a lot is how to do the half tuck. If you’re a regular reader, you know I love doing the half tuck. I think it makes my outfit look more polished, it defines my waist and makes my legs look longer.
One thing to know is that it’s super easy to do. I literally just take the front of the shirt and tuck it in. Sometimes I just take a tiny part of the front and tuck it in, as seen here. I always leave the back out so that my butt is covered.
I jokingly call it the f***ing half tuck because it drives a lot of people crazy. I get it. On days when I’m feeling bloated- the last thing I want is a tucked in shirt.
But, if you are skipping the half tuck- then think about other ways to spice up your outfit. Unbutton a few buttons at the neck, roll the sleeves, wear fabulous shoes, add a statement necklace or scarf. Throw on a jacket or cardigan. Or forget the button down and try a bold print rayon (or silk) top that drapes well. Do something to make the eye look anywhere but your tummy!
In the photo above, I skipped the half tuck, but it still looks better than the before photo because I’ve done a few things to add some style. I’m wearing sandals (yes, my feet might freeze). I’ve rolled up my hems of my jeans, and added necklaces and bracelets. All of these minor details add appeal and interest.
Shirt- J Crew
Jeans- J Brand
4 thoughts on “March 28, The F***ing Half Tuck”
You wouldn’t see me in sandals until July!
Honestly, it wasn’t too bad. This morning it was pretty cold outside (about 45), but by this afternoon it was 62, and it felt so nice to have sandals on. I felt like I was on vacation!
Love, love, love denim with white jeans! Absolutely classic look. Fantastic, with or without the half tuck!!! I’m going on to eBay right now to get myself a denim shirt like that. 😉
Thanks! I love my denim shirt! It is one of the most versatile pieces! I always take it on vacation with me.